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Alan Collection

"Alan: A Journey through Time and Places" Step into the world of Alan, where his remarkable story unfolds across various locations and eras

Background imageAlan Collection: Mercury 7 Astronauts

Mercury 7 Astronauts
The Mercury Project astronauts standing beside a 106-B plane. (l to r) Ms Carpenter, L G Cooper, John H Glenn, V I Grissom, Walter M Schirra, Alan B Shepard and D K Slayton

Background imageAlan Collection: National Aviation Day Display poster

National Aviation Day Display poster
Poster, National Aviation Day Display, new events, new thrills, new aircraft, fly with the three aces, under the direction of Sir Alan Cobham, Coming Soon. 20th century

Background imageAlan Collection: UK, London, Canary Wharf

UK, London, Canary Wharf

Background imageAlan Collection: The mountain, Tryfan and Llyn Ogwen N Wales

The mountain, Tryfan and Llyn Ogwen N Wales
The mountain, Tryfan and Llyn Ogwen. N Wales. Date: 1960s

Background imageAlan Collection: Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960

Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960
Through a doctors eyes: a page of celebrities drawn by osteopath and gifted amateur artist Doctor Stephen Ward(1912-1963), as featured in The Illustrated London News in 1960

Background imageAlan Collection: Turville village and windmill, Buckinghamshire

Turville village and windmill, Buckinghamshire
Turville village, Buckinghamshire. Used as the setting for the film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 1968. Date: 1970s

Background imageAlan Collection: The wassail bowl

The wassail bowl
Locals gather round to drink hot mulled cider out of the wassail bowl. Artists: Alan Wright & Vernon Stokes Date: circa 1910

Background imageAlan Collection: Project Mercury 7

Project Mercury 7
The original 7 Project Mercury astronauts. Top row (l to r): Alan Shepard, V I Gus Grissom, L G Cooper. Front row (l to r) Walter M Schirra, D K Slayton John Glenn and Scott Carpenter

Background imageAlan Collection: The Causeway, Bicester, Oxfordshire, England

The Causeway, Bicester, Oxfordshire, England

Background imageAlan Collection: Poster, Sir Alan Cobhams National Aviation Day Campaign

Poster, Sir Alan Cobhams National Aviation Day Campaign Air Display (also known as Cobhams Flying Circus), Chapel Farm, Lochgelly Road, Kirkcaldy, 13-14 July 1935. Date: 1935

Background imageAlan Collection: T E Lawrence, Colonel Dawnay and Commander Hogarth

T E Lawrence, Colonel Dawnay and Commander Hogarth
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageAlan Collection: North Wales, Snowdonia - Mount Snowdon - footpath

North Wales, Snowdonia - Mount Snowdon - footpath on the mountain

Background imageAlan Collection: EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849). American writer. Drawing by Aubrey Beardsley

EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849). American writer. Drawing by Aubrey Beardsley

Background imageAlan Collection: POE: HOUSE OF USHER. Woodcut by Constant le Breton for a 20th century edition of Edgar Allan Poes

POE: HOUSE OF USHER. Woodcut by Constant le Breton for a 20th century edition of Edgar Allan Poes The Fall of the House of Usher, first published in 1839

Background imageAlan Collection: A. A. Milne with Christopher Robin

A. A. Milne with Christopher Robin
Alan Alexander Milne (1882 - 1956), British author and playwright, pictured with his son, Christopher Robin Milne (1920 - 1996), the inspiration for his famous Winnie the Pooh books

Background imageAlan Collection: Lake Bala, evening, Gwynedd, Wales

Lake Bala, evening, Gwynedd, Wales. Date: 1950s

Background imageAlan Collection: The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London

The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London Date: circa 1987

Background imageAlan Collection: Snowdon from the east showing a derelict mine, Wales

Snowdon from the east showing a derelict mine, Wales. Date: 1950s

Background imageAlan Collection: The windmill, Turville, Buckinghamshire

The windmill, Turville, Buckinghamshire. Used in the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 1968. Date: 1980s

Background imageAlan Collection: Dinner given by Alexander Duckham at the Savoy Hotel

Dinner given by Alexander Duckham at the Savoy Hotel honouring Louis Ble

Background imageAlan Collection: Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire
The magnificent cathedral at Ely, Cambridgeshire, known affectionately as the Ship of the Fens. The present cathedral was started by Abbot Simeon (1082-1094, brother of Walkelin)

Background imageAlan Collection: AP HERBERT

AP HERBERT
English journalist and writer SIR ALAN PATRICK HERBERT (1890-1971), alias ALBERT HADDOCK

Background imageAlan Collection: EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849). American writer. Wood engraving, 19th century

EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849). American writer. Wood engraving, 19th century, by Timothy Cole after a daguerreotype of 1848

Background imageAlan Collection: Parma was a four-masted steel-hulled barque which was built in 1902 as Arrow for the

Parma was a four-masted steel-hulled barque which was built in 1902 as Arrow for the Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd, London. In 1912 she was sold to F. Laeisz, Hamburg, Germany

Background imageAlan Collection: Moses Weinberger (center) with bartenders Mack O Brien (left)

Moses Weinberger (center) with bartenders Mack O Brien (left) and Ike Reed at the entrance to the Same Old Moses Saloon
OKLAHOMA: SALOON, c1900. Moses Weinberger (center) with bartenders Mack O Brien (left) and Ike Reed at the entrance to the Same Old Moses Saloon at 211 West Harrison Avenue in Guthrie, Oklahoma

Background imageAlan Collection: Churchill and Montgomery crossing the Rhine, 1945

Churchill and Montgomery crossing the Rhine, 1945
British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, on the German-held east bank of the Rhine, with Field Marshall Montgomery (in beret) and Field Marshall Brooke (immediately behind Churchill)

Background imageAlan Collection: POE: HOUSE OF USHER, 1839. Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

POE: HOUSE OF USHER, 1839. Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe. Wood engraving, 1938, by Douglas Percy Bliss

Background imageAlan Collection: UK, London, Canary Wharf Underground Station, Jubilee Line

UK, London, Canary Wharf Underground Station, Jubilee Line

Background imageAlan Collection: The top of the British Telecom BT Tower, London

The top of the British Telecom BT Tower, London. Date: circa early 1980s

Background imageAlan Collection: View of Derwentwater from Friars Crag, Lake District, Cumbr

View of Derwentwater from Friars Crag, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Background imageAlan Collection: Walkers on the brow of a hill making a silhouette

Walkers on the brow of a hill making a silhouette. Taken near Abridge, Essex. Date: 1950s

Background imageAlan Collection: Marlow Bridge over the River Thames, Buckinghamshire

Marlow Bridge over the River Thames, Buckinghamshire
Marlow Bridge over the River Thames and All Saints Church at Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageAlan Collection: Hatchards bookshop

Hatchards bookshop
Advertisement by Hatchards bookshop promoting one of its books. Depicts an Edwardian lady in front of a horse drawn coach. Date: 1896

Background imageAlan Collection: Winston Churchill and Sir Alan Brooke

Winston Churchill and Sir Alan Brooke
Prime Minister Winston Churchill, left, chats with General Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, on the bridge of the warship which is carrying them to General Sir Bernard Montgomerys

Background imageAlan Collection: PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1888. Grover Cleveland and Allen G. Thurman as the Democratic party

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1888. Grover Cleveland and Allen G. Thurman as the Democratic party candidates for President and Vice President on a lithograph campaign poster by Kurz & Allison, 1888

Background imageAlan Collection: Foxton Locks, Grand Union Canal (Staircase locks)

Foxton Locks, Grand Union Canal (Staircase locks) by Alan Firth

Background imageAlan Collection: Alan Mcmanus & Nigel Bond

Alan Mcmanus & Nigel Bond Scotland & England Embassy World Snooker Crucible, Sheffield, England 22 April 2003 Date: 22 April 2003

Background imageAlan Collection: German WW2 gun - Noirmont Point, Jersey, Channel Islands

German WW2 gun - Noirmont Point, Jersey, Channel Islands. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageAlan Collection: A Silver birch tree - winter

A Silver birch tree - winter

Background imageAlan Collection: ALLAN RAMSAY (1713-1784). Scottish portrait painter. Self-portrait, c1739

ALLAN RAMSAY (1713-1784). Scottish portrait painter. Self-portrait, c1739

Background imageAlan Collection: Sir Alan Cobham

Sir Alan Cobham (1894 - 1973), English aviation pioneer. In the 1930s, when this photograph was taken (with his wife?), he pioneered inflight refuelling. Date: 1930s

Background imageAlan Collection: APOLLO 12: ASTRONAUT. Astronaut Alan Bean carrying components of the ALSEP

APOLLO 12: ASTRONAUT. Astronaut Alan Bean carrying components of the ALSEP (Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package) during the Apollo 12 mission, 19 November 1969, with lunar module in background

Background imageAlan Collection: Fradley Junction Trent and Mersey Canal Narowboat

Fradley Junction Trent and Mersey Canal Narowboat
Fradley, Junction, Trent, and, Mersey, Canal, Narowboat, Inland, Waterways, Watercolour, painting, Alan, Firth, 12021639

Background imageAlan Collection: Legging through Shrewley Tunnel Grand Union Canal

Legging through Shrewley Tunnel Grand Union Canal
Legging, through, Shrewley, Tunnel, Grand, Union, Canal, Narowboat, Inland, Waterways, Watercolour, painting, Alan, Firth, 12021638

Background imageAlan Collection: Storm over Loch, Linnhe, Scotland

Storm over Loch, Linnhe, Scotland. Date: 1950s

Background imageAlan Collection: Scotland, Ballachulish - Loch Linnhe - reflections of the mo

Scotland, Ballachulish - Loch Linnhe - reflections of the mountains in the lake in the evening light

Background imageAlan Collection: EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849). American writer

EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849). American writer

Background imageAlan Collection: The Old Mill, Mapledurham Oxfordshire

The Old Mill, Mapledurham Oxfordshire. Date: 1970s



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"Alan: A Journey through Time and Places" Step into the world of Alan, where his remarkable story unfolds across various locations and eras. Starting with the Sir Alan Cobhams National Aviation Day Campaign poster, we are introduced to a man who dreams of conquering the skies. His passion takes him to Tryfan and Llyn Ogwen in North Wales, where he stands in awe of the majestic mountain and serene lake. But Alan's adventures don't stop there. From London's bustling streets, specifically Canary Wharf, he witnesses the city's vibrant energy as it pulses through its financial district. At The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, he pays his respects to fallen heroes while contemplating their sacrifice for freedom. The National Aviation Day Display poster captures Alan's dedication to aviation as he immerses himself in this exhilarating world. Inspired by ALLEN: CHORUS LINE from 1920, a photograph that showcases a nude chorus line by Albert Arthur Allen, we see another side – someone who appreciates artistry and beauty. Moving forward in time to Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities from 1960s Britain, we catch glimpses of famous faces that have left an indelible mark on society. This artistic connection leads us to Project Mercury 7 - a reminder of humanity's quest for exploration beyond our planet. As evening falls over Lake Bala in Gwynedd, Wales; tranquility surrounds Alan once again. He finds solace amidst nature's wonders while reflecting on life’s journey thus far. The wassail bowl symbolizes celebration and camaraderie shared among friends – something that resonates deeply with Alan throughout his travels. Finally arriving at Turville village and windmill in Buckinghamshire brings about feelings of nostalgia as if stepping into a different era altogether. Here lies a sense of simplicity reminiscent of times gone by when life was slower-paced yet filled with charm.